Erika Wandel, M.D.

Dr. Erika Wandel is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and a Fellowship trained Glaucoma Specialist at OptiCare. Originally from Westchester NY, she grew up with her father’s Glaucoma practice as an extension of their home, which has given her a unique perspective on the value of long-term relationships with her patients based on compassionate, attentive, and personalized care.

Dr. Wandel graduated from the University of Chicago with honors, followed by medical school at New York Medical College, and an internship at Greenwich Hospital where she received awards for her exceptional care. Dr. Wandel completed her residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, followed by a Glaucoma Fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.

A member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society, Dr. Wandel has delivered academic lectures at local meetings and international conferences, and has taught residents at the Westchester Medical Center and Yale. She has also done humanitarian work in Brussels, Haiti, and has worked for the United Nations in Eastern Europe in addition to helping establish health care services in underserved areas of Chicago.

She excels in providing services pertaining to comprehensive Ophthalmology, as well as cataract surgery, and is a specialist in the management of glaucoma, providing topical treatment, laser therapy, and a wide range of surgical options.

Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Wandel enjoys spending time with her husband, a primary medicine doctor, her two small children, and her two older stepchildren. She loves biking, kayaking, reading, and amateur rowing at a local rowing club.

Dr. Wandel will base her practice at Opticare’s Waterbury office.